"Zim is one of our top prospects, and those guys are not only coveted. They have to be protected. He's a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher from a cold weather state who's never pitched many innings in one season in his career, so we're going to do what's best in the long-term of the Washington Nationals and the long term of Jordan Zimmermann. Like I said, we still have close to three weeks left, and we're taking it day-by-day with him. He's been outstanding, without a doubt, and he's one of the bright, bright parts of our future."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nationals Journal, 3/17/2009)
Booooo!! Screw the future!!
Rizzo hints that ZNN* is 'Cuse bound.
We don't get it. Wouldn't every IP in the majors help his development as much as (if not more than) an IP in AAA?
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